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06-12-2014 10:51 AM
f00bar
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Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
For under $35k/year I have to say they have some pretty good facilities to have fun with. not that i'm exactly their target audience.

And $5-7/hr for general public isn't too shabby either. wish there were more video to actually see what it was really like though.
06-12-2014 10:38 AM
Deacon
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I wonder why we don't have a single one of those in this country
Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre
06-12-2014 10:29 AM
EatRideSleep How - why? - did this turn into a thread about dry slopes and snow domes.

Apart from the OP, only ONE comment about this young girl and her huge accomplishment?

In any event, thanks for posting it up, slyder. Her maturity, focus, and determination is admirable. That kicker looks like icy! She took that first spill like a beast and agreed - her style and finesse is pretty amazing. Power and grace. Loved her edge control. Looking forward to what she'll deliver in the future.
06-12-2014 10:16 AM
f00bar
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They are planning to open one in the meadowlands (Nj/NY) sometime in 2015/2016
Last I saw they are now saying Fall 2016, which really means ????

Between poor management and the financial crisis this project has had an especially rough going.
06-12-2014 09:56 AM
larrytbull They are planning to open one in the meadowlands (Nj/NY) sometime in 2015/2016
06-12-2014 09:48 AM
davidj
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I was wondering this as well.
I also wonder what the operational cost would be. I know here in the Midwest it probably wouldn't work. 1) who wants to ride indoors when the real (so call) hills are finally open. With all the other sports baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer for summer sports wondering how many ppl would really be drawn to a place like this.

also curious the footprint of that building? I'm not a great judge of sq footage but wondering how big that is....300-500 thousand sq ??

if anyone knows details about these kinds of things, I'm just curious and to early in the morning to really care to google it...

The snow surface is more like 40-45 thousand sqft. IIRC. 2 minutes up (via lift), 10-15 secs down depending on how fast you carve. The freestyle terrain in the video above is set up about once a month. Otherwise, usually one box, a rail maybe and a pretty small kicker on one side of the slope, which is a bunny slope by CO/UT standards. Not badmouthing the setup at all. I rode the dome at Leeds/Castleford several times and enjoyed it. No doubt about the fact that it motivates you want to get more into park style riding, if only to extend your time on the slope. That said, it's impossible to envision how such a slope can be anything more than a warm up routine, if that, for someone throwing tricks like Katie and Anna Gasser.

On paper, something like this should work quite well in the southern states of the US. But there's no way to tell with any certainty, without some serious market research for the reasons Slyder mentioned. It's not like GB doesn't have summer sports too, but maybe the social cultures (between GB and the US) are different enough...
06-12-2014 07:34 AM
slyder I was wondering this as well.
I also wonder what the operational cost would be. I know here in the Midwest it probably wouldn't work. 1) who wants to ride indoors when the real (so call) hills are finally open. With all the other sports baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer for summer sports wondering how many ppl would really be drawn to a place like this.

also curious the footprint of that building? I'm not a great judge of sq footage but wondering how big that is....300-500 thousand sq ??

if anyone knows details about these kinds of things, I'm just curious and to early in the morning to really care to google it...
06-12-2014 12:06 AM
jtg I wonder why we don't have a single one of those in this country
06-11-2014 07:44 AM
Kevin137

This was last Friday evening...

I don't know if anyone else will notice unless pointed out, but what is interesting is the amount of snowboarders compared to skiers, significantly more in my eye, which is a contradiction to most other places i think...
06-11-2014 07:38 AM
Kevin137 I understand how domes work, i have ridden them before left the UK for Norway, and i can say, that unless you are already good, then getting time in them the time needed for practice, is extremely expensive...!!!

30+ for 2 hours, in a Dome, and they only have park for maybe 2 days normally 1 day a week, so again, while it may be there, it is not easy...

I know that sponsorship helps, and rich parents, but this is not normal in the UK and the economy as it is, there are very few that can financially afford to support themselves let alone have enough time in domes...

All i was saying, is that it is nice to see how many we DO have coming through, but i think there is more to it than just having all year round availability on a slope that is normally only 160 meters long...
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